February 19, 2006

Ladies and gentlemen, the internet.

I was looking through photos on Eloise just now -- I need to submit a small and not-too-weird picture for ID purposes with my summer fieldwork application. I could go and take a passport picture, but if it's just to identify me in case I get (thank you Jacob) blown up, then for now perhaps I can save myself one small delay by printing out a picture I already have.

In any case, I found myself looking through pictures from the Yuba River trip, and, predictably, I started reading comments and looking at all the pictures all over again. Oh, those fun times when my sister almost broke herself going over a bunch of rocks head-first, and so forth. I came across a comment by Jason, helpfully pointing out a picture in which Kristen at first appears to be topless, and remarking that it had been viewed twice as often as the surrounding pictures. But of course!

Then I found this. Words fail; I have to give you the screenshot from Eloise. Note the title, the number of views, and the number of people who were probably incredibly disappointed when they found that it was just a picture of Katie and me standing around a funny-looking tree.


People and governments come and go, but thankfully, with the internet you always know where you stand.

Posted by dianna at February 19, 2006 10:01 PM

That's astounding, but it makes sense that it would dwarf the Kristen picture in page views; thanks to the text orientation of internet searches, a word is worth a thousand pictures. Particularly if the word is naughty.

I thought the peculiar knott looked more like a butt than a vagina when I first saw it, but I didn't see it in person and I don't have the full set of reference materials, so I defer to your superior judgment.

Posted by: Zach S. at February 20, 2006 08:22 AM

I'm not too sure it looks like a vagina either, but it wasn't my caption. The caption was written by someone whose page banner is a drawing of a naked girl as a sushi platter, so for all I know she was trying to be as scandalous as possible.

Posted by: Dianna at February 20, 2006 08:44 AM